Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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Types of GiftsPhilanthropy at the Eye Institute

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts to the Eye Institute may be pledged for payment over a period of up to 5 years. Please make checks payable to the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Download our giving form and mail your gift or pledge to:

The Eye Institute
Attn: Office of Development
925 N. 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Or donate by credit card through our secure giving website.

Matching Gifts

Some employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Eye Institute, your employer may match it. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Public Affairs Department. Complete the section designated for employees and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Many donors to The Eye Institute make outright gifts and pledges in the form of appreciated securities rather than cash, in order to benefit from extra tax advantages. You may deduct the current fair-market value of the security as a charitable gift and you may avoid paying a tax on capital gains which you would owe if you sold the securities first and then made a gift to the Eye Institute. We advise you to consult with your tax advisor on all tax-related issues.

Planned Giving

The Eye Institute has been the recipient of bequests, both large and small, from many alumni, friends, and grateful patients over the years. These donors felt they needed their capital during their lifetimes, but have found it possible to associate themselves forever with the Eye Institute.

These bequests have been welcome and are important to the Eye Institute. The value of a bequest to The Eye Institute is deductible for estate tax purposes. Please contact the Development Office at (414) 955-7821 with questions about bequests or for assistance with appropriate wording.

You may wish to make a substantial gift to The Eye Institute but feel you cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by the asset. Call us to inquire about our life-income gift program which offers several ways to help you make such a gift, while retaining an income for your lifetime.


If you have any questions please contact our Director of Development, Diane Bishop at 414-955-7821.

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